The Nebraska baseball team (32-20, 12-9 Big Ten) wraps up the 2012 regular season with a three-game series in Ann Arbor, Mich., against the Michigan Wolverines starting today at 5:05 p.m. (CT) with games on Friday and Saturday as well.
Nebraska is tied for fourth in the Big Ten standings with the Michigan State Spartans. The Huskers are one-game back of both Penn State and Indiana for second place, while NU holds a one-game lead over Ohio State and a two-game lead over Minnesota.
With one Nebraska win this weekend or one loss by Minnesota, the Huskers will secure a bid to the conference tournament and will make a postseason appearance for the first time since 2008. The top-six teams in the conference will play in the Big Ten Baseball Tournament next week at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio.
Freshman lefty Kyle Kubat will start the series opener for the third straight week in conference play, while Ryan Hander will get his second straight conference start on Saturday. The Huskers have not yet announced their Sunday starter, while the Wolverines are scheduled to throw a trio of right handers, including Matt Ogden, Brandon Sinnery and Ben Ballantine.